Vivitrol Resources for Community Corrections Professionals
In 2019 the State of California included $71.3 million within its budget to implement an Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT) Program to expand medication assisted treatment (MAT) throughout the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) with the combined goal of treating substance use disorder as a chronic illness, reducing fatalities associated with it, and improving CDCR’s rehabilitative environment.
COVID-19 has changed many of the dynamics under which we are currently operating. In order to avoid overcrowding which could contribute to the spread of COVID-19, we anticipate the early release of appropriate inmates back into their respective communities. Many of them will have underlying substance use disorders, and the potential for alcohol and drug overdoses will likely result in Emergency Department visits. Connecting appropriate individuals to SUD treatment upon release will help quell the potential for exacerbating current burdens on emergency responders and medical facilities.